Work with BookTrust

BookTrust is the UK's largest reading charity. Each year we reach millions of children across the UK with books, resources and support.

Our books and resources are delivered via health, library, schools and early years practitioners and are supported with guidance to encourage the development of a reading habit. Reading for pleasure has a dramatic impact on educational outcomes, wellbeing and social mobility and is also a huge pleasure in itself. We are committed to starting children on their reading journey and supporting them throughout.

Senior Partnership Manager x 3 roles

Location:
1 x role supporting the South of England
The role holder will work across the south of England – with extensive travel across the region and to other regions of the UK.
The role holder will work from BookTrust offices in Battersea one day per week with the remainder of time being spent across the region and working flexibly from home or in partner settings.

1 x role supporting the Central England
The role holder will work across Central England – with extensive travel across the region and to other regions of the UK.
At present the role will be home based with the requirement to work across the region with regular travel to partner locations and other BookTrust offices in London and Leeds, however there may be a future requirement to base one day a week in a Central region office should the eventuality arise.

1 x role supporting the North of England
The role holder will work across the north of England – with extensive travel across the region and to other regions of the UK.
The role holder will work from BookTrust offices in Leeds one day per week with the remainder of time being spent across the region and working flexibly from home or in partner settings.

Contract: Permanent

Salary: £43,000 p.a.


As a Senior Partnerships Manager, you will manage regional a team of partnerships professionals and the network of regional partners that support our work.

To apply, you must complete all elements of the process below and submit to recruitment@booktrust.org.uk by the closing date. The selection process will take place in June 2022.
1. Submit a written answer in no more than 750 words to the question below:
“Can you tell us about a time when you have managed multiple relationships to deliver an outcome or to meet the objectives critical to organisational delivery. Please tell us how you approached and led the management and development of those relationships, measured success and built best practice”.
2. Please submit your CV, comprising of no more than 2 sides of A4.
3. Please submit a covering email stating only the attachment of the documents set out in points 1 and 2 and confirming which role and region you wish to apply for. Lengthy covering emails will be disregarded.

Want to join us? Find out more about who we are at: https://www.booktrust.org.uk/about-us/work-at-booktrust/

Closing date: Friday, 3rd June, 12pm

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Community Engagement Coordinator x 3

Location:

1x role in the south of England
The role will be home-based with extensive travel across the south of England, the London office and regular travel to other regions and BookTrust offices in England.

1x role in the central England
The role will be home-based with extensive travel across the central England and regular travel to other regions and BookTrust offices in England.

1x role in the north of England
The role will be home-based with extensive travel across the north of England, the Leeds office and regular travel to other regions and BookTrust offices in England.

Contract: 2 years fixed term, extendable for a further year

Salary: £30,000 p.a.


As a Community Engagement Coordinator, you will work within the regional partnerships team to support projects, pilots and pieces of learning to build greater place-based working with the BookTrust partner network.
To apply, you must complete all elements of the process below and submit to recruitment@booktrust.org.uk by the closing date. The selection process will take place in June 2022.
1. Submit a written answer in no more than 750 words to the question below:
“Can you tell us about a time when you worked to support local communities, tell us what you role was, what was important to ensure a successful outcome and how you used your skills, knowledge and or experience to deliver a successful outcome.

2. Please submit your CV, comprising of no more than 2 sides of A4.
3. Please submit a covering email stating only the attachment of the documents set out in points 1 and 2 and confirming which role and region you wish to apply for. Lengthy covering emails will be disregarded.

Closing date: Friday, 3rd June, 12pm

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Proposition Development Manager

Location: Leeds or Battersea, London (hybrid working with 2 anchor office days) with additional requirement for UK travel.

Contract: Full time, Permanent

Salary: 45K (dependent on experience)

We are looking for a Courageous, Creative, Curious and Collaborative Proposition Development Manager to lead the continuous improvement and commercial innovation of existing BookTrust offerings. The post holder will:

1. Lead end-to-end proposition design and development across several priority journeys and experiences to ensure we deliver maximum impact for the children we support.

2. Lead and steer a team of Product Developers and cross-functional stakeholders through design and development process and manage the new designs through to scaled delivery.

3. Manage projects through internal governance structures, managing risk, completing project documentation and raising key decisions at appropriate levels and forums.

4. Manage overall portfolio of projects, coaching and supporting Product Developers to execute key workstreams and design and development activities on time and on budget.

5. Create inspiring communications and updates for the wider organisation, generating strong influence and buy in to work and human-centred design approaches.

The successful candidate will have strong experience in human-centred design and development roles. They will have a strong knowledge of how to turn insight into design into scaled reality and excellent leadership and influencing skills to develop and deliver with cross-functional experts.

To apply please submit a CV and covering letter (no more than 2 pages) and a response to the following question (no more than 1 page) to recruitment@booktrust.org.uk:

‘What approaches would you take to improving and developing new offerings driving real behaviour change to help children develop a sustained reading habit? What are the key considerations you’d make and how would you go about turning new improved journeys into scaled reality?’

Closing date: 6th June 2022 at 7 pm. We reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than the specified deadline, if a suitable candidate is found.

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Product Developer, Design and Innovation

Location: Battersea, London (Min. Tuesday & Wednesday office days) with requirement for additional UK travel

Contract: Full time, Permanent

Salary: £32K (dependant on experience)

We are looking for a Courageous, Creative, Curious and Collaborative Product Developer to support the execution of proposition design and development work across several priority workstreams. The post holder will:

  1. Support the design and development of existing scaled offers and new propositions and services, taking a human-centred-design approach to ensure we’re maximising our impact for the children we most want to support.
  2. Execute human-centred design learning, gathering deep user insight and translating it into needs, hypotheses, design requirements and prototypes. Importantly, combining this with technical feasibility and business viability.
  3. Work collaboratively with cross-functional stakeholders to turn insights and ideas into reality – creating design briefs and working with colleagues from Operations, Marketing and Partnerships to develop copy, resources communication and build prototypes together. 
  4. Lead user testing and product refinement for specific workstreams/propositions.
  5. Create inspiring visual communications and updates for the wider organisation, that help them to visualise possibilities in a way that creates strong influence and buy in to work and human-centred design approaches.

The successful candidate will have experience in design and development roles. They will have a strong knowledge of how to turn insight into design possibilities to test and be experienced in working in collaboration with a range of functional experts on design and development work. They may have one (or more) specialist design skill e.g. ethnographic research, digital prototyping, user testing, service design, copywriting.

To apply please submit a CV and covering letter (no more than 1 page) and a response to the following question (no more than 1 page) to recruitment@booktrust.org.uk:

‘How would you approach to creating a new, impactful offer for our target audience (less affluent/less engaged readers) that will get children reading? How would you bring colleagues from different disciplines on the design journey?’

Closing date: 6th June 2022 19:00. We reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than the specified deadline if a suitable candidate is found.

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Our commitment to diversity and inclusivity

We aim to provide an inclusive recruitment process and actively welcome applications from diverse talent pools: BAME candidates, candidates with disabilities and long-term conditions and candidates from under-represented communities.

We are committed to equality of opportunity and want to ensure we have an accessible application process for all candidates. If you need any reasonable adjustments or would like us to do anything differently during the application process, please contact our HR team on HR@booktrust.org.uk or 020 7801 8855/8856 to discuss your requirements further.

In order that our equality policy is effective we carry out regular monitoring of job applicants, and we would therefore ask you to complete the equality monitoring form.This information will be kept centrally within our secure HR department, completely separate from your recruitment application form and will be used for the sole purpose of compiling statistical information. The information will be separated from the application form and will not be given to the selection panel. The completed monitoring form will be destroyed once the information given in it has been collated.

BookTrust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The recruitment and selection process reflect our commitment to safeguarding, therefore the suitability of all prospective employees will be assessed during the recruitment process in line with this commitment, with pre-employment checks.

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